In 1987, a call to action was born for those whose voices could not be heard at home. A small group of Veterans gathered together consumed by the thought of the servicemen who were abandoned in Southeast Asia at the end of The Vietnam War.
On Memorial Day of 1988, 2,500 men and women attended this rally for their fellow warriors. While staring at the Memorial Bridge envisioning this event, it was exclaimed:
"It will be like the sound of rolling thunder..."
And thus it was. This traditional ride has been recorded to have hosted over 350,000 riders in 2008, with the support ever growing.
A family of Veterans and those who support the cause.
That is what it means to be
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Rolling Thunder®, Inc., Chapter 1, Washington
The major function of Rolling Thunder ®, Inc. is to publicize the POW-MIA issue: To educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect future veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners of War-Missing in Action. We are committed to helping American Veterans from all wars.
ABOUT OUR CHAPTER
Rolling Thunder®, Inc., Chapter 1, Washington is a chapter of Rolling Thunder®, Inc., a class 501(c)(4) non-profit organization with over 100 chartered chapters throughout the United States and members abroad. While many members of Rolling Thunder are veterans and many ride motorcycles, neither qualification is a prerequisite.
Rolling Thunder members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans. All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords "WE WILL NOT FORGET".
Rolling Thunder®, Inc., Chapter 1, Washington is the first chapter to form in Washington State, founded on April 18, 2010 and obtained an official charter on June 16, 2011.
PO Box 655
Elma WA 98541